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Position Title
Staff Psychologist/Counselor

Virginia Tech

Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center

Salary Range
Commensurate with education and experience

Position Description
The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center invites applications for a Staff Psychologist/Counselor with a primary interest in college student mental health. We are particularly interested in applicants who have interest and experience in working with international students. This is a full-time professional faculty appointment at our Blacksburg, VA facility. The Cook Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and its internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
The Cook Counseling Center provides mental health services to the student community of Virginia Tech. The Staff Psychologist/Counselor works with a multidisciplinary staff of psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychology interns and practicum students to deliver services that maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical care. The Staff Psychologist/Counselor has responsibility for the following: provide individual services to students including initial assessment, diagnosis, and determination of treatment needs; conduct on-going individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with students; conduct crisis interventions as needed during after-hours emergency on-call rotation; supervise pre-doctoral interns in APA-approved site as well as practicum students; provide outreach services to the university community.
Occasional travel may be necessary to attend seminars, retreats, continuing education and professional development opportunities. For additional information about Cook Counseling Center, please see our web site at www.ucc.vt.edu.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D./Psy.D. (ABD is acceptable but must have completed degree within one year of hire) in Counseling/Clinical Psychology from APA-approved program with APA or APPIC approved internship (Equivalent education and training in other mental health fields also considered). Licensed as a psychologist or license eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia (must be licensed with two years of hire).

Desired Qualifications
Preferred experience in working with international students in a college counseling center.

University Description
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Region Description
Blacksburg, some 12,000 acres nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, is special. Home to about 41,700 local residents, the town is considered small by most any standard — but don’t let its size or location fool you.

Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has earned a reputation nationwide as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community.
Established in 1798 and now Virginia’s largest town, Blacksburg lies within Montgomery County, which has a population of some 94,000.

Vibrant and engaging, Blacksburg’s downtown offers more than 150 unique stores, art galleries, and eclectic restaurants. The area’s wide red-brick sidewalks, Victorian street lamps, and park benches encourage foot traffic and make meeting folks easy.
Quick facts
In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek named Blacksburg the best place in the United States to raise children.
A 2010 Wall Street Journal report ranked Virginia Tech among the top 25 schools for "best-qualified" graduates.

A high-tech, professional environment, Blacksburg is one of the most “wired” communities on the planet, offering mobile connection to the Internet from anywhere in town.

In the National Citizens Survey, Blacksburg residents gave the highest ratings to their town’s appearance, openness, and acceptance, as well as its many cultural opportunities, safety, and low crime rate.

Blacksburg has been ranked among the nation’s best places to live by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Men’s Journal, 50 Best Small Southern Towns, The Sporting News, and Retirement Places Rated.

Outside Magazine ranked Blacksburg a top-10 “dream town” for outdoors enthusiasts because of its proximity to the Appalachian Trail and the Washington-Jefferson National Forest. The area’s natural resources for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, and climbing are phenomenal.

The nationally accredited Virginia Tech Police Department operates 24-hours a day and provides full police service to the university community.

Blacksburg, along with Christiansburg and Radford and including Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties, is considered a Metropolitan Statistical Area by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Required Application Materials
Interested applicants must apply on line at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting AP0130005. Complete the faculty application and attach a cover letter, resume or vita and the names and contact information of three professional references. A criminal background check is required. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2013. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Sandra Ward at 540/231-6557 or saward@vt.edu.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2013

Starting Date
Summer 2013

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